Rooster?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by m00res, Nov 17, 2008.

  1. m00res

    m00res Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He/She hasn't laid an egg or crowed. Believed to be about 6 or 7 months. Tries to mate my duck (OMG!), but leaves the other girls alone. He carries no authority with the flock as the hens always pick on him/her and chase him away from the food. He/She hangs out in the nesting box and occassionaly clucks like a hen. However, the neck feathers puffed up pretty cool when there was a fight between my duck and chicken. He/she tried to get in the middle of it, but defended the duck (so wierd). This seems like roo behavior, but I don't know.

    Any thoughts? Thanks guys!


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  2. iajewel

    iajewel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does He/she/it have saddle feathers comming in?
     
  3. Dill

    Dill Chilling Out

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    He looks like a rooster to me, but i'm no expert.
     
  4. DTchickens

    DTchickens Overrun With Chickens

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    is definately a rooster
     
  5. kentuckysilkies

    kentuckysilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Definitely an Easter Egger rooster.
     
  6. mikarod

    mikarod Chillin' With My Peeps

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    EE cockerel.

    Males usually are at the bottom of the pecking order until they "realize" their manliness. I have a 6 month old Langshan that's the biggest in the pen...and he's constantly chased by the females...LOL
     
  7. m00res

    m00res Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Darn! Thanks, everyone for your help. Now I need to find him a new home. Darn!
     
  8. m00res

    m00res Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cock a doodle doooooooo! Yep, yep, yep. My boy crows! :)
     
  9. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Just a note about the fighting you mentioned. Two of my hens got into it today in a fight that put my roosters to shame. The neck feathers were up and they were jumping at each other feet first. This went on for a good 10 minutes and it was just after both left the nest boxes after laying their eggs. Ever had two grown women living in a house together? Hens fight too!
     
  10. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I agree that hens can get into some pretty nasty fights too, but that's for sure an EE cockerel.

    Jody
     

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